Vern Kent Duba

Vern Kent Duba

, Master of Arts in Library and Informational Science
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science / Division of Applied Clinical Sciences
  • Instructional Services Specialist, Academic Affairs


212 PHAR
115 South Grand Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa 52242


(319) 335-8847

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Vern Duba, M.A., is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Instructional Services Specialist at The University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. He was educated in English and Speech/Theatre at Doane College, Crete, NE (BA 1983) and Library and Informational Science at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MA 1987). Prior to coming to UI in 1992, Vern worked as a consultant for the State Library of Iowa’s regional library system and a user education librarian at The Ohio State University. His academic interests include the librarian’s collaborative role in curriculum-based learning as well as the challenges and opportunities of electronic drug information sources, mobile technologies, and the Internet. Prof. Duba is a member of the Lexicomp Academic Advisory Council, American Library Association, and AACP. He is a past-chair of the Library/Educational Resources Section of the AACP and a three-time recipient of the Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Stipend. He has given invited presentations at ASHP and AACP. He is the recipient of the UI Worklife Improving Our Workplace Award, College of Pharmacy CAP Excellence in Teaching Award, and served as a faculty mentor in the UI WISE Mentoring Program. He was the 2010 P1 Teacher of the Year.